Slushies are popular summer beverages, and with good reason. After all, who wouldn’t want to sip on a cup of sugary pink ice on a hot day? Still, the kind of slushy you pick up at your local 7-11 is hardly a nutritional powerhouse. That’s where our Slushy Watermelon Weight Loss Smoothie comes in. Packed with plenty of fresh watermelon and pineapple, this weight loss smoothie is chock full of nutrients and sure to keep you full for hours. Blend up a batch today and enjoy a favorite summertime treat without the guilt.
Servings: 1 to 2
Ready In: 10 minutes
4 cups frozen watermelon (1 small seedless watermelon)
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
2 limes, juiced
1/3 cup light coconut milk, chilled
1/2 cup tart cherry juice
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 teaspoon camu camu powder
Add to a blender or food processor 4 cups frozen watermelon, peeled and cut into chunks.
Add 1/2 cup frozen pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks.
Add the juice of 2 limes.
Add 1/3 cup light coconut milk, chilled.
Add 1/2 cup tart cherry juice.
Add 1 tablespoon agave nectar.
Add 1 teaspoon camu camu powder.
Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
Pour into a tall glass.
Garnish with a small watermelon wedge.
Watermelon: thanks to its high water content, watermelon keeps you hydrated when the temperatures soar and fills you up, so you can eat less throughout the day.
Pineapple: eating pineapple may reduce your likelihood of suffering from macular degeneration and other diseases affecting eye health.
Cherry juice: contains potassium and other ingredients to help with post-workout recovery, so you can keep putting in the hours at the gym and dropping the pounds.
Lime: full of antioxidants, lime helps prevent damage by free radicals.
Coconut milk: the nutrients in coconut milk are known to lower blood pressure and keep blood vessels flexible and plaque free.
Agave: supports immune health while regulating blood sugar, so you don’t reach for the sweet snacks.
Camu camu powder: this superfruit has more vitamin C than any other food source on earth, including the famous orange.